Lela Jacobs' aesthetic direction is minimal and understated with an emphasis on soft silhouettes, innovative pattern-cutting, comfort, and androgyny without attention to the quick pace of trends. Her colour palettes is reduced and subtle, speaking predominantly in blacks, greys, whites and neutrals to accentuate details of construction and the beautiful natural materials of her hand crafted clothing. She only uses high quality natural fabrics and produces locally. The designs are versatile and highly wearable, executed through challenging technical pattern-making and experimental shapes. Inspirational influences include a multitude of cross cultural references and collaborations with local and international artists working in a range of media.